book review #1: more things in heaven and earth

Hello! You’re reading a post on Chickadee Lover Maggie. Welcome back to my blog! This is the place where I share things I’m learning, thinking, and loving. Today we’re catching up on books I’ve read recently!

from the bookshelf

the post series where I chat all about the cool books I’ve read!

fast facts

Title: ‘More Things in Heaven and Earth’
Author: Jeff High
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Pages: 362
Publication Year: 2013
Summary: Dr. Luke Bradford, a medical school graduate from Nashville, moves to the small town of Watervalley, Tennessee.
Series Placement: 1/4

first impression:

“OOH!!” I initially picked up the third book in the series, and I was blown away by the beautiful cover artwork on all of them! Once I figured out which book was first by checking the publication years, I very briefly read the critic reviews and took a peek at the synopsis before putting it in my book bag.

things I liked:

  • the town as a whole.
  • the balance of description and dialogue.
  • the mood of the story matching the vibrancy of the front cover.

things I didn’t like:

  • the characters up close.
  • the side love story. (sorry.)
  • the author’s personal opinion thrown in here and there.


I went ahead and finished reading this book, but I wouldn’t recommend it. I was expecting to feel more satisfied with the story’s development by the end, but I wasn’t. And there weren’t any lead-ins to get you interested in reading the other books in the series. First books are supposed to do that, right?

I’d give it a 6.5/10. Yeah, I went the decimal route. It would have been a feel-good read if there hadn’t been this one strongly-opinionated character. It brought the overall feel of the book down, which wad definitely a disappointment.

Hey, thanks for reading my book review! 😀

Comment Invitation: Have you ever read a book that just wasn’t quite worth recommending?

— Maggie

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